Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): The Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125 "Choral" (1824)
I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
II. Scherzo: Molto vivace - Presto
III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante Moderato - Tempo I - Andante Moderato - Adagio - Lo Stesso Tempo
IV. Recitative: (Presto – Allegro ma non troppo – Vivace – Adagio cantabile – Allegro assai – Presto: O Freunde) – Allegro assai: Freude, schöner Götterfunken – Alla marcia – Allegro assai vivace: Froh, wie seine Sonnen – Andante maestoso: Seid umschlungen, Millionen! – Adagio ma non troppo, ma divoto: Ihr, stürzt nieder – Allegro energico, sempre ben marcato: (Freude, schöner Götterfunken – Seid umschlungen, Millionen!) – Allegro ma non tanto: Freude, Tochter aus Elysium! – Prestissimo: Seid umschlungen, Millionen!
Gre Brouwenstijn, soprano
Annie Hermes, contralto
Ernst Haefliger, tenor
Hans Wilbrink, bass
Otto Klemperer, Conductor
Live Performance: Amsterdam, 17 May 1956
Source: Dual-track Open Reel Tape (in Mono)
Remastering Resolution: 32-bit 192kHz
Output Format: 16-bit 48kHz Mono WAV
May 31, 2015 Subject:
This file must be preserved for later generations!
June 6, 2014 Subject:
first music i hear
I was 5 year old hear that been trying to find copy forever now I have one I love Beethoven.
April 15, 2012 Subject:
Extremely amazing recording, because of quality, and also just because it's from 1824. It is amazing that we can still listening to something that occurred 188 years ago, from where I am at the present time.
October 13, 2011 Subject:
This is an exceptional version of the Choral Symphony. This live version (in mono) is astonishingly dynamic. There is audible tape hiss as was common in those days, but this does not seriously detract from the listening. This is a "must download."
July 3, 2010 Subject:
High quality classical music
I'm impressed. I never knew that there are such high quality recordings from the 1950's. High dynamic range and many details. Really nice!
December 24, 2009 Subject:
This recording is dramatic, exciting and relatively high fidelity. Highly recommended.